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Pharmaceutical Executive

Pharmaceutical Executive, Pharmaceutical Executive-04-01-2001, Volume 0, Issue 0

Patents before profits. That soundbite snagged my ears and turned my full attention to the CNN business report. I recognized the voice and the face}Ray Gilmartin, chairman of Merck. Calmly and reasonably, he explained how extraordinary circumstances in the developing world demand that his company uncouple the normally fused objectives of high profitability and unwavering patent protection.